Sydney Medical School has done brilliantly in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results, announced in early December.

ERA assesses research quality within Australia's higher education institutions using a combination of indicators and expert review by committees comprising experienced, internationally-recognised experts.

The results were excellent for the University of Sydney overall, but health and medical research was especially strong.

Highlights included:

  • Sydney received 12 level 5 scores out of the possible 18 fields of health and medical research (where level 5 is the top score, characterised as well above world standard). This was more level 5 scores in health and medical fields of research than any other Australian university.
  • In public health, Sydney was ranked equal first in the country (with ANU) and only two institutions received a score of 5.
  • Overall, the strength of Australia’s health and medical research was evident with health/medical contributions to ERA approximately 25% of publications and 50% of income.

The ERA website has a wealth of information about performance in different fields of research and comparison of institutional performance.

Sydney Medical School
Beth Quinlivan, Director of Marketing
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